The $1.1 billion Indianapolis International Airport Col. H. Weir Cook Terminal opened November 12. The terminal has 40 gates, including international gates, and will be able to handle up to 12 million passengers per year.
More than 50 retailers and restaurants are featured in the terminal, which has free Wi-Fi throughout. Civic Plaza is a 25,000-square-foot space with 100-foot glass windows overlooking the runways and sweeping views of the city's skyline. The space is available for meeting planners as a unique place for special events and receptions.
It is expected that a new 250-room hotel, located at the airport complex, will be developed in the next five years.
The facility is the first designed and built post-September 11, 2001, and it includes new security features mandated by the Federal Aviation Administration and the Transportation Security Administration.
The 1.2 million square-foot terminal is slated to be the largest LEED-certified building (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) in the Midwest.
The commute from the airport to downtown and the Indiana Convention Center is 16 minutes, and a new "Green Line" shuttle service is available for $7.